1. Pt 1 of 4. KMBZ's Darla Jaye. Kathy Brown, Ben Hodge on legal problems at JCCC

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    Pt 1 of 4. KMBZ's Darla Jaye interviews Kathy Brown, Ben Hodge on legal problems at JCCC

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    • Your Bill of Rights: The First Amendment

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      • The Story of Rock 'N' Roll Comics OFFICIAL DVD TRAILER - Release 4/24/12

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        Wild Eye Releasing is proud to present “The Story of Rock 'N' Roll Comics,” from director Ilko Davidov. Unauthorized chronicles the life of Todd Loren: the controversial publisher of unauthorized, illustrated biographies of rock and roll performers. It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction, and no phrase could more accurately describe Todd Loren’s story. “The Story of RnR Comics” takes a multifaceted look at rock music, comic books, and Loren’s own achievements; including his landmark legal victory that established First Amendment protections for comic books and graphic novels. Todd Loren was a brilliant businessman and a First Amendment crusader, but he was also known for creating legions of enemies through his insufferable actions. At the height of his success, Loren was fatally stabbed. His murder remains unsolved 13 years later, though clues point to Andrew Cunanan, the reported serial killer who has been linked to the 1997 slaying of fashion designer Gianni Versace. With interviews from those who worked closest with Loren, alongside commentary from rock stars Alice Cooper and Mojo Nixon, and from comic book publishers Denis Kitchen and Gary Groth. Music by Elvis Costello, Pegboy, and Mojo Nixon, “The Story of Rock 'N' Roll Comics” celebrates the accomplishments of this entrepreneur, and the phenomenon that was Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics. 'The Story of Rock 'N' Roll Comics' will be released on DVD in the April 24th, 2012.

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        • In God We Teach Trailer

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          Neil deGrasse Tyson: "A clean and honest bit of documentary work. Rare in these times. Congratulations." "In God We Teach" tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in danger of losing his job strenuously denied it. The specifics of the controversy lead directly to the church & state arguments that are in the news. With Stephen Colbert, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others. Please feel free to stream, download, share, and embed the film for non-commercial use. (www.InGodWeTeach.com) (www.VicLosick.com)

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          • 3 Reasons Not to Fund Art with Taxes (& Yes, There's a Weiner Connection!)

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            A few weeks back, Hollywood movie stars and groups such as the Creative Coalition stormed Washington, D.C. to lobby for increased taxpayer funding of the arts. Most memorably, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey told Hardball's Chris Matthew that Abraham Lincoln was a huge theater fan who "understood that he needed the arts to replenish his soul." (Not surprisingly, Spacey didn't mention where Lincoln was assassinated or the profession of his killer). But funding the arts with taxapayer dollars is a bad idea for at least three reasons. 1. Publicly financed art is easily censored art. Last December, the National Portrait Gallery almost immediately pulled a four-minute video called "A Fire in My Belly" after complaints from the Catholic League and politicians such as Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who objected to images of ants crawling over a crucifix. It's hard to imagine a private museum so quickly and cravenly pulling an offending piece. But when the taxpayer is footing the bill, the most easily aggrieved among us yields a thug's veto. Indeed, in February, scandalized Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) even called for getting rid of a 1922 statue in New York City due to what he says is its sexist portrayal of women. 2. We're broke. Advocates of public funding for the arts routinely argue that the budget of groups such as the National Endowment for the Arts comes to just pennies per citizen and the cost of just one Pentagon bomber is comparatively huge. But government at every level is flat broke, so it's all money we don't have. Defense spending, which has jacked up by over 70 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars since 2001, should be cut drastically. But that doesn't mean smaller items should get a pass or that taxpayers should pony up for another season of Dr. Who reruns on PBS. 3. It's unnecessary. NEA head Rocco Landesman has defended grants to groups such as the San Francisco Mime Troupe on the grounds that it is a world-famous outfit that has contributed mightily to the stage. Which is another way of saying it should have little to no trouble finding private patrons to help it out. Americans give around $13 billion a year in private donations to the arts. That's a lot of money and if it's not enough to fund every request, groups such as the San Francisco Mime Troupe will just have to figure out how to better work the crowd. About 2.45 minutes. Produced by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie, who also hosts. For supporting links and downloadable versions, go to http://reason.tv. Subscribe to Reason.tv's YouTube Channel to receive automatic notifications when new material goes live.

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            • Hilarious Dance Flash Mob

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              *Sings*, "And if you don't dance, then you're not this dorky"

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              • SIUC/Liberty Tree: Media Accountability in the Digital Era, 2nd session

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                The School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosted a seminar on April 12 to focus on journalism ethics and First Amendment issues, funded by a grant from Liberty Tree. The panel discussion asked “Are the traditional media tools of accountability – ombudsmen, newsroom ethics codes, journalism reviews, news councils and public journalism – able to keep up with the mushrooming ethical issues of a Twitter, Facebook, WikiLeaks world?” The second session's panel, reacting to the first session, was comprised of Gene Policinski, executive director of the First Amendment Center, David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Carolyn Kingcade, a journalism professor and former Reader's Advocate at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Aaron S. Veenstra, professor of new media, Laura Hlavach, professor of communications law, and William H. Freivogel, director of the SIUC School of Journalism.

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                • May 7th 9:30AM iMatter March Utah WALK WITH US

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                  Our atmosphere is a public trust resource that we all rely for OUR CLIMATE and we need a stable climate for OUR FUTURE. Unaddressed climate change threatens OUR fundamental human RIGHTS like clean water, food, and air. We act to reduce CO2 ppm to @350 by working for Our Climate, Our Future, Our Rights imattermarchutah.org Part of the national imattermarch.org movement started by a 16 year old committed to a youth revolution for climate justice. A Guiding principle: 350-We are in this together-Whether you are @Peace_UP or @LDSMissions. The Utah iMatterMarch team bridges diverse viewpoints in a participatory ‘Marade’ that is calling on all Utah residents to walk side by side demonstrating their commitment to living as if our future matters. The 2011 iMatterMarch in SLC is only the beginning. We are pairing youth leaders, mobilizers and visionaries with mentors so that the iMatterMarch is a kick off and capacity builder for initiating a powerful movement to address climate change. We are honoring a commitment with the 4 Years Go campaign to alter the course of history in the next 4 years. By 2014 we hope to have at least 10,000 participants and engagement from every county in Utah either walking side by side in Salt Lake City or hosting their own solidarity "marade". We are committed to collective personal and political actions that will reduce our CO2 concentration to 350ppm. A guiding principle is: "350 - We are in this together". EXCERPTS FROM A FEW UTAH PETITIONERS: I want to grow into a life filled with adventure, not spent remembering the world how it used to be ∙ I want my child to be guaranteed a livable future ∙ I want to experience nature without having to worry that it won’t be there someday ∙ I want fresh water from my tap and healthy food on my table ∙ I want a world I can promise to my children. What do you want? imattermarchutah.org

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                  • SIUC/Liberty Tree: Media Accountability in the Digital Era, 1st session

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                    The School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosted a seminar on April 12 to focus on journalism ethics and First Amendment issues, funded by a grant from Liberty Tree. The panel discussion asked “Are the traditional media tools of accountability – ombudsmen, newsroom ethics codes, journalism reviews, news councils and public journalism – able to keep up with the mushrooming ethical issues of a Twitter, Facebook, WikiLeaks world?” The first session's panel was comprised of Alicia Shepard, NPR’s ombudsman, Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab, Margaret Wolf Freivogel, editor of the St. Louis Beacon, and Gary Gilson, former head of the Minnesota News Council. Bill Babcock, SIUC ethics professor and editor of the Gateway Journalism Review, moderated.

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                    • Dr. James Calvin Davis "The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Civility"

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                      Dr. James Calvin Davis, Associate Professor of Ethics and American Religious History at Middlebury College in Vermont, discusses the First Amendment, freedom of speech, and civility at the University of North Alabama on April 28, 2011 as part of the Department of Communications' First Amendment Awareness Month events.

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